AHAlife represents an enlightened way of living life to the fullest. Our mission is to connect the best the world has to offer with discerning individuals from around the world through our authentic, curated marketplace focused on quality and innovation. We empower our global community to discover “AHAs” and embrace conscious consumption by illuminating the people and stories behind our brands. We believe stories are the essence of an exceptional object, and we aspire to celebrate and protect creativity by educating our community on the value of the artisan. That is the very epitome of true luxury: selecting the best objects and experiences at this moment that personally enrich you or the world.
Founded in September 2010 by MIT-engineer-turned-commerce-industry expert Shauna Mei, AHAlife received wide media acclaim hailing its full-price, full-value business model and being ahead of the major industry trend merging content, curation and commerce. Based in New York City, AHAlife is a digital destination for exceptional product discovery and a global view on the most intriguing pockets of the world. To date, AHAlife.com has raised more than $20 million in funding from Rakuten, DCM, FirstMark Capital and angel investors, including former French Minister of Commerce, Renaud Dutreil; philanthropist and filmmaker, Abigail Disney; and Pulitzer Prize winner Sheryl WuDunn. Other advisory board members include spiritual expert Dr. Deepak Chopra and fashion industry titan Fern Mallis.